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Old 05-27-2009, 12:01 AM   #1
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Engine rattling . Help wanted.

Hi ,
I recently started hearing slight rattling / gurgling from my engine.
Showed it to an indy sho p - who said it might be the valves.
Uopn reading some posts here - it sounds like the vanos issue.

Can someone who is familiar with the VANOs issue help me identifying if the noise i have is indeed the vanos ?

Is there someone local who is willing to help ?

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Old 05-27-2009, 07:45 AM   #2
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Do you hear the rattle at idle a lot? If you are near Atlantic City I can ask my friend or who certified BMW tech to look at it for you.
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Old 05-27-2009, 05:32 PM   #3
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I hear the rattle above 3000 rpm esp getting out of 1st, 2nd gear.
I did the vanos test - recommended by rajaie - Go up an incline - 3rd gear 1500 rpm and floor it. car moved along just fine.
Now I'm thinking it is not a vanos issue. Does anyone have any ideas ?
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Old 05-27-2009, 05:37 PM   #4
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I hear the rattle above 3000 rpm esp getting out of 1st, 2nd gear.
I did the vanos test - recommended by rajaie - Go up an incline - 3rd gear 1500 rpm and floor it. car moved along just fine.
Now I'm thinking it is not a vanos issue. Does anyone have any ideas ?
What happens if you do have a vanos issue going up a hill doing that? I might try it out
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Old 05-27-2009, 10:06 PM   #5
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If you have a vanos issue - the car should stall / sputter. If it takes off with ample power - then it maynot be a VANOS issue
Posted originalli by rajaie - search VANOS -
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Old 05-28-2009, 11:17 AM   #6
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bump - No one in NY / NJ can help a fellow member - or recommend a good indy mechanic ?
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Old 05-28-2009, 11:28 AM   #7
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Old 08-07-2009, 07:40 PM   #8
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VANOS / engine rattling / DISA - solved.

SOLIDJAKE - YOU RULE !!!!!! I BOW TO YOU.
I have been researching this issue for about 3 months now, and the sound was driving me nuts.
I finally tok it to the really cool fellas at Denville BMW. - The tech told me it may be the DISA valve rattling.

I looked at your post on youtube to replace DISA valve. I now hold in my hand the completely broken DISA valve.
Unlike in your video - my valve is completely broken, and the flap turns a full 180 degrees.

Thanks a ton dude!!!

Tomorrow am I'm off to the dealership to get a new valve and hopefully the rattling will ceaze.

I decided to post back for a fellow enthusiast who may be having the same issue.

Thanks
Indy

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